Coconut Ice Cream Squares Recipe

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In Valles Mines, Missouri, Trudy Vincent uses cereal, coconut and pecans to create a crunchy top and bottum crust for this fun ice cream dessert. "This is great to have in the freezer when unexpected guests arrive and you don't have time to bake," she writes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups crushed Cinnamon Life cereal
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 332 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the cereal, coconut, brown sugar and pecans. Drizzle with butter; stir until combined. Press half into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Carefully spread with ice cream. Sprinkle with remaining cereal mixture; gently press down. Cover and freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before cutting. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Coconut Ice Cream Squares in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 332 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

I've been making this for years and it is always a summertime winner!

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